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Basic chess tactics for beginners

Puzzle 2

White to move and win. (Solution below)

White wins black’s king by putting the white bishop on that diagonal (a pin). The white bishop is protected by a pawn, so the black queen cannot take that bishop without the loss of that queen. (See piece value.)

 

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Openings for beginners

 

Here, there is no immediate checkmate or mate in two moves. White can win the game more slowly by winning material.

 

HINT: The tactic involved in this position is called a “pin.” Notice that the black queen and black king are lined up on a diagonal?